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Khasanova, Elvira – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Students' development of conceptual understandings is a central goal of mathematics education (CCSS-Mathematics, 2010). Such a challenging, yet ambiguous, goal cannot be achieved without empowering teachers with the knowledge and tools critical for their ability to adequately convey the content, and assess and interpret students' performance. This…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts
Fowers-Coils, Ashley – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study measured the impact of targeted reading interventions on improving reading fluency for second-grade students as indicated by their performance on a statewide standardized assessment of reading fluency proficiency. Reading fluency scores for students who received intervention in second grade were measured again in their third-grade year…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Intervention, Reading Skills, Elementary School Students
Gonzalez, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The introduction of the Internet and its hyperlinked content made easily accessible with portable digital devices like smart phones and tablets, posed challenges to the traditional linear and print-oriented notions of what it means to read and write. Now that these traditional notions of read and write literacy have been breached by these…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Disadvantaged
Werkheiser, Susan N. Gravle – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this case study was to explore the effects of a literature-based social-emotional learning curriculum on kindergarten students' social-emotional behaviors, awareness, and early reading skills in a large elementary school. The study examined beliefs/perceptions of kindergarten teachers in regards to what reading skills students…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Literature, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy
Mackay, Patricia E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Although a limited body of research has supported the positive impact of the Tools of the Mind curriculum on the development of self-regulation, research supporting a direct relationship between Tools and academic achievement is extremely limited. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Tools of the Mind curriculum…
Descriptors: Scores, Kindergarten, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
Hayes, Suzanne Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The researcher studied the effect of multiple strategy instruction on the reading comprehension of low-achieving and average first-grade readers, and gifted first-grade students. The researcher also sought to determine how the effect of multiple strategy instruction differs according to gender. Running records and "Assessing Comprehension…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, Grade 1
Spinks, James D., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Educators have been challenged for many years to engage their students, but often students still seem to be disengaged (Klem & Connell, 2004). Research indicates student engagement is critical to student achievement and success in school (Appleton, 2008; Connell, Spencer, & Aber, 1994; Easton, 2008; Fredricks, Blumenfeld, & Paris,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Grade 3
Lekwa, Adam Jens – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This paper reports the results of a descriptive study on the use of a technology-enhanced formative assessment system called Accelerated Math (AM) for ELLs and their native-English-speaking (NES) peers. It was comprised of analyses of an extant database of 18,549 students, including 2,057 ELLs, from grades 1 through 8 across 30 U.S. states. These…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Computer Assisted Testing, Grade 1, Grade 2
Crocker, Catherine D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this mixed method embedded study was to examine the relationship teachers' cognitive learning style may have upon implementation of specific teaching strategies. Research has shown that cognitive learning style not only impacts how an individual's mind organizes information, but also affects choices made in respect to learning and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teaching Experience, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
James, Nancy Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways second grade children signaled the meanings they made from pictures and print and to identify ways they signaled new meanings when transmediations between these two semiotic systems took place. The study was a mixed methods study using qualitative methods in a case study format for the first…
Descriptors: African American Students, Standardized Tests, Rhetoric, Video Technology
Neal, Margie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This research examined the relevance of professional associations to effective reading teaching in Chicago Public Schools (CPS). It looked at the performances of students in meets and exceeds in the Illinois State Achievement Test (ISAT) for third and eight grade students in selected schools in CPS between 1999 and 2004 and how the professional…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Achievement Tests, Specialists, Reading Instruction
Crump, Cynthia – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of the case study was to explore the effects of a mentor-coach initiative among second, third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers in an urban junior-secondary school in Antigua and Barbuda. The case study design was appropriate, mainly qualitative, but supported by quantitative data collection methods. Twelve participants shared in two…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Elementary School Teachers
Kelley, Lynn Allyson – ProQuest LLC, 2009
An investigation was conducted to determine whether the level of social studies interview questions second graders formulate and use can be increased with questioning instruction in terms of quality, which is defined as depth of response, and in terms of quantity. This was a quantitative study using both qualitative and quantitative data in which…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Grade 2